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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 19, 1960    

Multi GRAMMY® Award Nominee, pianist/singer/composer/arranger Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Eliane’s performing career began in Brazil at age seventeen, working for three years with Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes. She headed for New York in 1981 and landed a spot in the acclaimed group Steps Ahead in 1982. Eliane was the first woman instrumentalist to be on the cover of DownBeat magazine and has recorded over twenty albums to date. All her recordings went top five on Billboard and top five on the radio charts in the U.S., with many reaching number one. In Japan, four of Eliane’s recordings received the Gold Disc Award from Swing Journal, (including consecutively her last three releases). Her 2007 release, Something for You, received the Best Vocal Album of the Year Award in Japan. In 2008, Eliane was the number two artist in CD sales in France on the Annual Jazz Charts. In 2009, EMI Japan released Eliane Elias Plays Live, an all instrumental trio recording with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joey Baron. Her latest album, Light My Fire--set for a May 31, 2011, release on Concord Picante, a division of Concord Music Group--features Eliane on vocals and piano, her arranging, and four compositions written or co-written by Eliane herself . It also includes covers of familiar works by songwriters as diverse as Jim Morrison and the Doors, pop icon Stevie Wonder and jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond. Backing her is a crew of twelve high-caliber players, including special guests such as guitarist/vocalist Gilberto Gil and trumpeter Randy Brecker. The rhythm section--which has accompanied Eliane on several of her most recent recordings--includes guitarist Oscar Castro- Neves, bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Paulo Braga. With an international career, Eliane performs concerts around the world. In her work she has documented dozens of her own compositions. Her outstanding piano playing, arranging, and beautiful vocal interpretations have solidified her place in the pantheon of music giants. Demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer and arranger as well as melding her immense talents in jazz, pop, classical and Brazilian music, she is, as Jazziz magazine recently called her, “A citizen of the world” and “An artist beyond category.”

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    I Thought About You: A Tribute to Chet Baker

    Concord Records
    2013
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    I Thought About You

    Blue Note
    2013
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    Light My Fire

    Concord Music Group
    2011
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    Eliane Elias Plays Live

    Blue Note
    2010
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    Bossa Nova Stories

    Blue Note Records
    2009
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    Bossa Nova Stories

    Blue Note Records
    2008
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    Something For You: Eliane Elias Sings and Plays Bill Evans

    Blue Note Records
    2008
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